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  • Contemporary Traditional Asmat Culture, Part 1 "Who are the Asmat?" By William Lee, 1/24/12 Period1, culture and Geography Source: Mr.Ruben Meza, 2010
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    • The Asmat are indigenous hunters gatherer culture in  West Papua, Indonesia.
     
  • West Papua is about 1/2 of very large island just north of Australia in the South Pacific Ocean.
  • The Traditional Asmat are one of the last hunter gatherer in the world 
    • One tradition of the Asmat is the piercing of the septum in the nose.
  • Another tradition of the Asmat painting the faces and body for both ceremony and war
  • Traditional Asmat culture is truly amazin g.  
  • Sadly though,deforestation,colonization, and assimilation are deeply affecting the Asmat.
  • Irreversibly, this is the ending of one of earth's last traditional hunter gatherer cultures. The modern world is taking over the Asmat